|Progress in Removing Earthquake Risks - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: Looking at the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco, Bruce Bolt has positive views of the behavior of the populace and the intensive media coverage. While critical knowledge was gained from the earthquake, he says California must have the wit and will to apply it effectively. Bolt defines the points that drag down risk reduction efforts and emphasizes the serious regressive effects if earthquake hazard reduction programs are unsuccessful...
|California and the World of Wine - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: Prominent winemaker Robert Mondavi talks about the California wine industry as he sees it, and the part it plays in the world of wines. He talks about current trends in the wine business. California is currently in the golden age of wine business, and he thinks the future is bright.Event: 22 June 1971 - Commonwealth Club meeting at the St. Francis Hotel, San FranciscoCollection Guide: Commonwealth Club of California recordsAccession Number: 2003c87_a_19820928Rights: Rights are owned...
|California 2000 - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: Leo T. McCarthy, speaker of the California State Assembly, describes for the Commonwealth Club the outlook for California in 2000. California's population, he says, will increase by 38 percent, and it will define a statewide interest in the preservation of wildlife habitat. The environmental and economic implications of California's current efforts to meet its water needs by 2000 are emphasized...
Keywords: californialightandsound; California--Forecasting; Twenty-first century--Forecasts; Forecasting
|California Earthquake Hazard Reduction - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: Bruce Bolt discusses the lessons learned from the two great earthquakes of 1985, in Chile and Mexico. They can help California improve the cost-effective mitigation of earthquake hazards in the state. He says that there is a lot of new knowledge that needs to be moved into practice. Bolt also talks about California's 5-year hazard reduction program, which the legislature was just enacting...
|BART: Its Problems and Progress - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: San Francisco's BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) system is overdue and over budget, B. R. Stokes tells the Commonwealth Club, but he considers it the "most handsome rapid rail network in the Western hemisphere." Stokes reviews the political and economic hurdles that the BART system had to overcome, and discusses what it still had yet to face to complete the 300-mile system envisioned by the original commission...
Keywords: californialightandsound; San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.); Local transit--San Francisco (Calif.); Local transit--Finance; Local transit--Public opinion
|Future of Higher Education in California - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: Governor Ronald Reagan spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California about the state budget, taxes, and university funding. Focusing on the university's approach to teaching load, classroom use, and salaries, Reagan concludes that higher education is not meeting the real needs of students and society, and suggests four short-term goals. Reagan was governor of California from 1967 to 1975 and president of the United States from 1981 to 1989.Event: 22 June 1971 - Commonwealth Club meet...
Keywords: californialightandsound; University of California (System); Universities and colleges -- Finance; Education, Higher -- California; Reagan, Ronald
|California's Water Problems: Perspectives and Prospects - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: William Gianelli provides his perspective on the controversial State Water Project to the Commonwealth Club. He looks at the project in terms of necessary water supply and water quality for California now and in the future. Other project goals include flood control and the need to balance resources. Addressing the opponents of the Peripheral Canal, he asserts that it will be engineered to release fresh water directly into Delta streams and channels at eight different points...
Keywords: californialightandsound; California State Water Project; Water-supply-- California; Water resources development--California; Water--Distribution; Water-supply engineering--California
|California's Changing Image: Gold to Silicon - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: Historian and author J. S. Holliday discusses the emerging computer industry in this talk at the Commonwealth Club.Collection Guide: Commonwealth Club of California recordsProgram Number: 19860905Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Commonwealth Club of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the writt...
|Does California Need Proposition 15, the Gun Registration Initiative? - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: In this debate of the Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1982, Victor Palmieri speaks for the act and Richard Rainey against. The debate follows this format: Palmieri speaks for 10 minutes, then Rainey for 10 minutes, followed by 4 minutes for rebuttal by each speaker, then questions from the floor are entertained. Palmieri, an ambassador at large, was US coordinator for Refugee Affairs in 1980; he lead the campaign to enact the Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1982...
|The Rape of Northern Waters - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: Representative Jerome Waldie warns against the perceived negative effects on the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary by the California's State Water Project in this speech at the Commonwealth Club. According to Waldie, the State Water Resources Control Board, without oversight, chose to ignore the advice of its own scientists and began plans for a peripheral canal to divert water to other parts of the state...
Keywords: californialightandsound; California State Water Project; Water-supply -- California; Estaurine health -- San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.); Environmental protection -- San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.); Environmental protection; California. State Water Resources Control Board; California. Dept. of Water Resources
|California's Legislative Process - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: Jackie Speier gives an insider view of California's legislature and the legislative process. In particular, she talks about the last session of the legislature, in which no party had a majority. As a result of this lack of leadership, she thinks the legislature reached a nadir, but it is now on the upswing. Turning to upcoming issues, she discusses health insurance, transportation, education, campaign reform, and families...
|BART: Countdown to San Francisco - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: Bill Wattenburg describes problems he associates with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system and concludes that the blame should be placed entirely on the BART management team. He provides examples intended to highlight the incompetence of the management group and suggests that many problems have not been resolved because the BART management and board are reluctant to admit their errors...
Keywords: californialightandsound; San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)
|Political Themes for a Non-Presidential Election Year - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: This discussion by Robert Finch, counselor to President Nixon, is about the diversity of themes seen in state elections in this non-presidential election year. Topics in the state elections that he lists include the hope for a new era of peace, a new welfare approach, and a new health care delivery system. Robert H. Finch was lieutenant governor of California from 1967 to 1969, and secretary of health, education and welfare from 1969 to 1970.Event: 23 October 1970 - Commonwealth Clu...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Local elections--United States; Elections--United States; Political campaigns--United States; United States--Politics and government--1969-1974; Public welfare--United States; Health care reform--United States; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Peace
|Bye-Bye Baby - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: Robert A. Lurie, a co-owner of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, speaks at the Commonwealth Club about the process of keeping major league baseball in San Francisco. The team was very nearly sold to a Canadian brewery and moved to Toronto, Canada. Lurie mentions that Mayor George Moscone played a significant role in the negotiation process. Also, he talks about Bob Short and Bud Herseth and discusses Candlestick Park...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Baseball--San Francisco (Calif.); San Francisco Giants (Baseball team); Baseball team owners; Major League Baseball (Organization); Candlestick Park (San Francisco, Calif.); San Francisco (Calif.)--Politics and government
|Discussion of Propositions 8 and 13 - Commonwealth Club of California|
Description: California Propositions 8 and 13 were two competing property tax initiatives on the ballot in June 1978. In this discussion at the Commonwealth Club a few weeks before the election, Howard Jarvis asserts that Proposition 13 will cut property taxes and allow the elderly to stay in their homes. State Senator Peter Behr explains local revenue limitations. He concludes that Proposition 8 will bring 48,000 jobs to California, while Proposition 13 will cost 451,000 jobs in California...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Real property tax--California; Local finance--California